You could take your SUSE certification at anytime, but there are a number of reasons why SUSECon is the time to do this.
1. Your brain’s already geared to thinking and hearing about Linux.
With over 254 sessions and keynotes you’re already immersed into the Linux environment so its a great time to take your test and finalize your certification
2. You’re in training mode.
Sometimes it’s hard to get the time at work to commit to getting fresh ideas and education. At SUSECon you get full updates, not just SUSE but also:
ii. Future products
iii. Market updates
iv. Latest partner developments
3. Its Free.
Normally you would be charged a cost for taking your certification exam so not only do benefit from it being free but you have all the other reason for attending SUSEcon.